This 6-Ingredient Healthier Vegan Peanut-Butter Mousse is light, airy, and creamy. This fluffy dairy-free dessert literally melts in your mouth. It’s easy to make with only 6 simple ingredients and tastes heavenly!
If you are craving something sweet but don’t feel like eating cake, pie or muffins, make this peanut mousse. It will easily satisfy your cravings for a dessert. Especially if you love peanut butter, this sweet treat is meant for you!
I got to admit – I am addicted to peanut butter! No joke, I literally sit down on the sofa with a little spoon and a jar of peanut butter, instead of the classical tub of ice cream! I love it that much!
I literally put peanut butter in everything, I have a lot of Indian curry recipes in my blog, where I use peanut butter. It’s really versatile, and it most currently belongs in a lot more dishes than just on toast.
Now, this recipe requires aquafaba!
WHAT IS AQUAFABA?
To put it simply, it’s the liquid of a can of chickpeas, also known as chickpea brine. It can be used instead of egg whites and is great for vegan baking! I even used it in this Vegan Matcha Dalgona!
Open a can or a glass of chickpeas, drain the liquid to a large mixing bowl and save the chickpeas for a savory meal, for example, this Easy Vegan Nutritious Chickpea Soup. You can also make your own aquafaba by cooking dry chickpeas and use the thickened cooking liquid. It’s more time-consuming though!
Right! if you are not grossed enough by the aquafaba, shall we give this mousse a go? 😀
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6 oz (170 g) silken tofu firm, drained
1 small banana (*see notes)
1/2 cup (120 g) creamy peanut butter (*see notes)
3 tbsp (60 g) maple syrup (*see notes)
1/3 to 1/2 cup (100 ml) aquafaba from one 15 oz can of chickpeas
1 tsp lemon juice or lime juice
1. Add silken tofu, banana, peanut butter, and maple syrup to a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth and creamy. Put the container into the refrigerator.
2. To whip up the aquafaba, simply drain the chickpea water into a large and clean mixing bowl (see step-by-step photos in the blog post above). You will need 1/3 to 1/2 cup (100 ml) of chickpea water. Don’t use more and discard the rest or freeze it for later use.
3. Whip up the aquafaba with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer. Add the lemon juice (or lime juice) after about 8 minutes and whip until you have stiff peaks. It takes about 10 minutes in total. If you can invert the mixing bowl, you can stop mixing. If not, keep going for a few more minutes.
4. Gently fold the aquafaba into the peanut butter mixture by using a spatula.
Then spoon the mousse into 2 large or 4 small clean jars and put them into the refrigerator to set, preferably overnight.
5. You can also freeze the mousse for about one hour! Decorate with dairy-free chocolate/ or banana and enjoy cooled! Check the recipe notes below for substitutes.